Jimmy Saville

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29/10/2011 at 21:30

How sad to hear about the death of Jimmy Saville. 

 He apparently ran some 213 marathons for charity & had a distinctive running style hardly lifting his feet off the ground.  Apparently he returned some pretty good times. 

Does anyone have any info about his times? I'm struggling to find much on the net but plenty about his other interests such as wrestling & semi pro cycling.

Edited: 29/10/2011 at 21:31
UFO
30/10/2011 at 15:56
He used to run about 3:30 and considered anybody slower to be a jogger.
UFO
GKD
30/10/2011 at 16:24
Apparently he managed to go even quicker if there was a small child running in front of him......
GKD
30/10/2011 at 17:55
Lirish...that's a really scum level comment
GKD
30/10/2011 at 18:00

Oh no, have I gone and offended you?  Try even the most basic Google search to open your eyes beyond the public persona of the man

GKD
30/10/2011 at 18:07

All complete unfounded rumour from what I can see, mixed in with David Icke and masonic nonsense!

Seems to centre on him possibly once visiting some home (not proven) where at some other time abuse happened.

Wow...that is incredible evidence! Thank goodness people like you aren't judges.

GKD
30/10/2011 at 18:15

One link? That's all you've found?

There's been literally dozens of stories about him over the years being, at best, a dirty old man and at worst something else entirely. I know of two instances when he had an office at Stoke Manderville hospital  that were swept under the carpet in case they scared off their fundraising benefactor.

  But you remember the nice old man who fixed it for all those nice kids to come sit on his lap and tell him their wishes

GKD
GKD
30/10/2011 at 18:53
I don't want to set off Stevies delicate sensibilities again so I'll refer to it as innappropriate touching...
GKD
31/10/2011 at 09:32
Is David Icke dead or did he become sane again?
31/10/2011 at 15:42

All I asked was does anyone know what times he ran his marathons!

Thanks ufo for a reply to my question.

Edited: 31/10/2011 at 15:44
31/10/2011 at 15:44

Years ago a friend sent me a copy of the Jimmy Savile Have I got News for You out-take script.  At the time I took it to be genuine but it probably wasn't.

With some of these people (say Jimmy Saville or Cliff Richard (not David Icke!)) it seems as though we almost want there to be something grubby lurking in their closet.

I'm pretty sure that if the dirt was genuine we would have heard all about it.

Edited: 31/10/2011 at 16:07
31/10/2011 at 15:47
Thankyou lamb chop. I'm with you on that.
31/10/2011 at 15:55
I'm with Lamb Chop too. Nasty innuendo says more about the people spouting it to me.
31/10/2011 at 16:24
equally speaking, if you talk to some people who knew Jimmy Saville in real life (and I know of at least one forumite who did) then they will say that was an "old pervert" (their words not mine). it wasn't elaborated on what was meant by that 2 word comment but you can draw certain assumptions from it.....

many famous people have managed to keep stuff out of the mainstream that has come out either towards the end of their life or shortly after. Rock Hudson springs to mind here as one example

as they say, the truth will out whether Saville's family want that or not - and if there is anything to be said.



31/10/2011 at 16:34
fat buddha wrote (see)
equally speaking, if you talk to some people who knew Jimmy Saville in real life (and I know of at least one forumite who did) then they will say that was an "old pervert" (their words not mine). it wasn't elaborated on what was meant by that 2 word comment but you can draw certain assumptions from it.....

That could mean that even at his advanced age he fancied girls of 25.  (Or boys of 25.)

31/10/2011 at 16:37
to my knowledge, there's no concrete evidence of anything "dodgy" connected to jimmy saville, but, that said, Michael jackson got off too...........and O.J.Simpson......
31/10/2011 at 16:44
I've no concrete evidence of anything about Jimmy Saville, but thinking back to the initial press coverage and public reaction of Jo Yeates' murder - the papers and an awful lot of people I spoke with seemed convinced that the rather eccentric looking (and behaving - ooh and he was a schoolmaster too) landlord was guilty.  Goes to show how people jump to completely inaccurate conclusions.
31/10/2011 at 16:46
.......................good point!
31/10/2011 at 16:49
Hmm yes - if a dodgy haircut was the sure sign of a perv the entire population of 1970s Britain would have been banged up.
31/10/2011 at 16:49
Yep. I certainly prefer to have decent evidence before making any conclusions. Too many jumpers... (to conclusions).
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